Portland Timbers vs Orlando City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Portland Timbers vs Orlando City Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Portland Timbers’ four-game unbeaten run concluded with a 2-1 loss against Real Salt Lake last weekend. Albert Rusnak’s long-range effort provided the lead after 14 minutes, but Diego Valeri continued his impressive form this season with the equaliser in the 47th minute. Yet, the home team were able to re-establish the advantage through Jefferson Savarino’s 61st minute goal. Orlando City continued to benefit from Dom Dwyer’s arrival, as they secured a 3-3 draw with Atlanta United at the Mercedes Benz stadium. Orlando lost the lead three times, as goals from Dom Dwyer (2) and Cyle Larin were cancelled out by a hat-trick from Josef Martinez. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Portland have been able to rediscover their home form after winning the last three matches at the Providence Park. Orlando City travel to the ground with back-to-back positive performances on the road. They have also been able to beat Portland in both meetings against this club. Portland may have won three consecutive matches, but they are against teams struggling for form – LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls, and Colorado Rapids. I can see Orlando City’s momentum affecting Portland. I would go with a draw in this game. Diego Valeri has scored in an astonishing eight consecutive MLS matches to set a new record. He will once again be the primary focus for the Portland players – especially in the potential absence of Fanendo Adi. I would back Valeri to score anytime in the game.

Draw – 3/1

Diego Valeri to score anytime – 4/6

Portland Timbers have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

Portland Timbers saw over 1.5 goals in 4 out of their last 4 games played against Orlando City

Orlando City saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Orlando City scored over 2.5 goals in 2 out of their last 4 games played against Portland Timbers

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Portland Timbers Form Guide

Portland Timbers Team Logo

Portland Timbers

Won

8

Draw

2

Lost

0
W H

15-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

22-04-2018

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

06-05-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

19-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

27-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

02-06-2018

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

07-06-2018

US Open Cup

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

10-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

16-06-2018

US Open Cup

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Orlando City Form Guide

Orlando City Team Logo

Orlando City

Won

4

Draw

0

Lost

6
W H

22-04-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

29-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

06-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

13-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Atlanta United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

19-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

27-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

03-06-2018

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

07-06-2018

US Open Cup

Miami United Team Logo Miami United

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

10-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 5 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

14-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Portland Timbers Preview

The strong run of the form over the last month ended with the loss against Real Salt Lake, but the manager Caleb Porter will know that Portland cannot afford to drop any more points in the remaining four matches of the season. The club are already feeling the heat from Sporting Kansas City and Seattle Sounders – teams that are level on points with Portland. Porter’s team have built up the momentum in recent weeks, but there is a danger of the Real Salt Lake defeat upsetting that momentum. Diego Valeri’s form remains crucial in the remaining regular season matches.

Portland Timbers Team News

Gbenga Arokoyo (Achilles tendon), Marco Farfan (ankle), Fanendo Adi (hamstring), and Chance Myers (ankle) are the players unavailable for Portland.

Orlando City Preview

After having been through a horrendous run of form over the last couple of months, Orlando City’s form is finally starting to look good over the last couple of games. The addition of Dom Dwyer from Sporting Kansas City has to rank as a major impetus towards this improved form, as the impact of the 27-year-old has been felt in the recent matches. He scored his first two goals for the club in the game against Atlanta. Orlando may have to give up on the play-off ambitions, as the club are ninth in the table with only 35 points on board. Yet, a positive end to the season is of paramount importance as a preparation for the MLS 2018 campaign.

Orlando City Team News

Richie Laryea (hamstring), Jonathan Spector (unknown), Cristian Higuita (unknown), Kevin Alston (knee), and Josh Saunders (neck) are unavailable for Orlando City.

Portland Timbers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Orlando City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Portland Timbers vs Orlando City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jeff Attinella - -
16 LB Zarek Valentin 180 70
33 CD Larrys Mabiala 187 83
24 CD Liam Ridgewell 188 79
7 RB Roy Miller 187 75
21 CDM Diego Chara 170 65
6 CDM Darlington Nagbe 175 75
27 CM Dairon Asprilla 178 70
8 CM Diego Valeri 178 75
10 CM Sebastian Blanco 166 64
11 CF Darren Mattocks 183 70
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Joe Bendik 191 82
29 CD Tommy Redding 190 -
2 CD Jonathan Spector 182 80
21 LB Scott Lee Sutter 181 80
25 RB Donny Toia 173 -
23 CDM Antonio Nocerino 175 74
15 CDM Dillon Powers 180 77
19 CDM Yoshimar Yotun 172 69
14 CM Giles Barnes 183 82
18 CF Dominic Dwyer - -
9 CF Cyle Larin 187 86